Dual mirror mounting assembly

  • US 7,290,891 B2
  • Filed: 04/06/2007
  • Issued: 11/06/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 12/15/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A mirror mounting assembly for mounting a mirror to a vehicle, comprising:

  • a support member substantially in a shape of an inverted L, having a short leg and a long leg, an exterior side and an interior side;

    an arm assembly configured to support at one end thereof a mirror unit and having an arm assembly connecting end;

    a pivot element located and formed integrally on the long leg of the support member and designed to pivotally and rotationally support the arm assembly connecting end, the interior side of the support member being shaped to complement the exterior surface of a fender portion of a vehicle located adjacent the hood portion of the vehicle;

    a mirror mounting bracket configured for attachment to a structural portion of the vehicle below the hood of the vehicle and in a manner which is exteriorly invisible when the hood is closed,wherein the mounting bracket includes a first flange that has at least one through-hole sized and positioned for connection through the structural portion of the vehicle and a second flange sized and configured to be affixed to the short leg of the inverted L of the support member; and

    wherein the support member is supported and affixed to the vehicle by means of the mounting bracket and by means of screws which pass through the long leg of the support member and pass through the fender of the vehicle; and

    the arm assembly is supported in the pivot element integrally formed with the support member.

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